In Times Past + MQ pic

geezerfolks_SharonG_FLJune 20, 2009

These blocks were sent to me to do something with. She called them Chunky Bloomers and I couldn't figure out how they were to go together, so put them like this. I'm calling it In Times Past because the fabric reminds of the aprons my mom and grandma would wear.

This is a picture of the back that shows my feeble attempt at machine quilting.....lots of room for improvement!

Sharon

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day2day

Pretty quilt, Sharon. I really like the yellow border. May I ask, is the quilting a decorative machine stitch or a quilting design? It looks lovely.

Are you going to keep this?
TFS.
~Geraldine

    Bookmark   June 20, 2009 at 1:29PM
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geezerfolks_SharonG_FL

Thank you, Geraldine. The quilting is just me moving the quilt around on my regular sewing machine. I used the darning foot, didn't lower the feed dogs and it moved pretty easily. If you notice, I mostly followed the seam lines but am now thinking about filling in the blank areas. I'll keep it until a need comes up for it. @:)...it's approx 46" X 54" so not very big.

Sharon

    Bookmark   June 20, 2009 at 2:04PM
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salijo

Is this your first time machine quilting? Good job!
Salijo

    Bookmark   June 21, 2009 at 6:39PM
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geezerfolks_SharonG_FL

Thanks, Sal, yes, this is the first time quilting loop-de-loops. I think I'd rather have them bigger so the next time I'll use a marker to give me some guide lines.

    Bookmark   June 21, 2009 at 11:03PM
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maggie_sue

Great first time! I'm still trying to get the courage to do one. Just hate to think of ruining a perfectly beautiful top.

    Bookmark   July 3, 2009 at 12:44AM
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geezerfolks_SharonG_FL

maggie sue, You can practice by sandwiching some fabric together and making lower case e's and capital L's. As you can see, I still need to practice....

Sharon

    Bookmark   July 3, 2009 at 9:13AM
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rosajoe_gw

I think your quilting looks great Sharon!! I had a hugh prob trying to get the tension right on the backs.
I finally did as you did and left the dogs up and it is better (for me!!).
Rosa

    Bookmark   July 3, 2009 at 1:03PM
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geezerfolks_SharonG_FL

Thanks Rosa, Glad you could use the info.

Sharon

    Bookmark   July 3, 2009 at 11:27PM
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